Photo Courtesy & Source: Siliguri  Times
HT, Siliguri, 21 July 2016:: West Bengal and Sikkim Police have started a joint investigation after a woman from Sikkim was found spending Wednesday night inside a forest. 
She was partially clothed and injured when she was spotted. 
The woman, believed to be in her 20’s, was reportedly dumped in the 6th Mile forest on Wednesday night between Salugara and Sevok. 
On Thursday, Siliguri police sent her for a medical test to ascertain if she was sexually abused. 
The woman was first seen by local residents who had entered the forest to collect mushrooms.
They informed the nearest forest office which in turn informed the police. 
Later, she was rescued and taken to a hospital.
The woman was semiconscious when the reporters approached her. She just said she was from Jorethang in Sikkim and was dumped in the forest by some people. 
She was in the forest braving incessant rain the whole of Wednesday night.
She had multiple injuries on her body which was swollen. 
Mrinal Mazumdar, additional deputy commissioner of police, said, “Sikkim police and the family members of the woman have been informed.”
The family members are coming down to Siliguri, he said.

Prashant Acharya, EOI, 21 July 2016, SILIGURI | A woman from Sikkim in her mid 20s was found in the jungle of Sevoke this morning in a disoriented state. Her clothing was torn and pants pulled down, there were several injury marks on her body and she was unable to speak properly. 
The woman had probably spent the entire night drenched in rainwater and she was shivering when some locals, in search of firewood, found her and informed the Bhaktinagar police. 
The police said the woman claimed to be from Jorethang but she declined to tell her name. Mrinal Mazumdar, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Siliguri said the woman was found near 6th Mile in Sevoke and has been admitted at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. 
He said the Siliguri police have contacted their Sikkim counterparts. When asked whether she had been physically abused, the ADC said, “The victim is not in a state to speak coherently now; let her become fit and we can take her statement then. 
She is being medically examined and only the doctors can speak about her condition at this moment.